Nearly 500 years ago, the Virgin Mary appeared in Mexico. Hers was a message of love, mercy and reconciliation. Within 30 years of her apparition, nearly 5 million indigenous people were converted to Catholicism! To this day, the miraculous tilma upon which her image was impressed is enshrined in the Basilica in Mexico City. Mary’s deepest desire is to lead us to Jesus. Her main request when she appeared at Tepeyac was to have a temple—a Catholic Church—built where her son would be worshiped: where the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass would be celebrated for centuries to come. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the National Eucharistic Revival.
Listen to this beautiful reflection based on the Mass readings for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Zechariah 2:14-17 and Luke 1:26-38)[English | Spanish] to deepen your devotion to Mary, who is always pointing us to Jesus!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
The English reflection is read by Sr. Alicia Torres, FE, and the Spanish reflection is read by Sr. Alexia Zaldivar, SCTJM.